December 14, 2017

Your Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA

Your Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA Consumers play an important public health role by reporting to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) any adverse events (unexpected side effects) after using a medical product, or other problems with any products that the agency regulates. Timely reporting allows the agency to take prompt action. There are […]

New Science Reference Guide From the Library of Congress: “African Americans in Medicine: Selected Titles”

Title: African Americans in Medicine: Selected Titles (Books) Compiled by Daniel Gray, Intern, June 2011 Science Reference Section, Science, Technology and Business Division at the Library of Congress Direct to Complete Guide

Update: MedlinePlus Twitter Feed Has a New Name/Handle

The SEA Currents Blog (via National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region) Reports: …the National Library of Medicine changed the name of the MedlinePlus Twitter feed from @medlineplus4you to @medlineplus.  Tweets will no longer be published to the @medlineplus4you feed, and, instead, will be published to the @medlineplus feed. Existing subscribers to @medlineplus4you or […]

How Industry Uses the ICMJE Guidelines to Manipulate Authorship—And How They Should Be Revised

How Industry Uses the ICMJE Guidelines to Manipulate Authorship—And How They Should Be Revised Summary Points Academic authorship boosts the credibility of industry publications and masks their commercial function. Alongside traditional “guest authorship” and ghostwriting, industry may simply exaggerate the contribution of named academic authors and downplay that of commercial writers, who are excluded from […]

Access to Information: "EPA Publishes Rule to Improve Reporting of Chemical Information"

From Enviro-News: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers, allowing the agency to better identify and manage potential risks to Americans’ health and the environment. The improved rule, known as the chemical data reporting rule (CDR), also requires that companies submit […]

New App for iPad: Gray's Anatomy For Students from Elsevier

From Elsevier: The Gray’s Anatomy for Students App provides access to a clinically-oriented, student-friendly textbook for human anatomy. Beginning with a general chapter on the body, students are introduced to the anatomical terminology, positioning, medical imaging and overview of body systems. The content then progresses through the body in a logical manner, building on the […]

"Historic Arabic Medical Manuscripts Go Online"

From the Wellcome Library Blog: Arabic medicine was once the most advanced in the world, and now digital facsimiles of some of its most important texts have been made freely available online. The unique online resource, based on the Wellcome Library’s Arabic manuscript collection, includes well-known medical texts by famous practitioners (such as Avicenna, Ibn […]

Comparing Health Care Quality: A National Directory

Comparing Health Care Quality: A National Directory In every community across America, both good and bad care is being delivered in doctors’ offices and hospitals. Bad care causes medical errors and poor outcomes and wastes resources and money. That’s why it is important to know if health care providers deliver high-quality health care by making […]

Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Mobile Medical Applications

Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Mobile Medical Applications The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this draft guidance document to inform manufacturers, distributors, and other entities about how the FDA intends to apply its regulatory authorities to select software applications intended for use on mobile platforms (mobile applications […]

From Sea to Stress: USA.gov Adds Six Federal Government Mobile Apps to Their Directory

1. National Ocean Service (Mobile Web) From NOAA Cost: Free A new mobile version of the National Ocean Service’s [part of NOAA] website delivers news, audio, video, Ocean Facts, and more straight to your smartphone. Includes local tides database. Direct to NOS Mobile Web Site 2. Release Mako From the National Marine Fisheries Service With […]